NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV particular celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the US, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons.
“I used to be left speechless after I was requested to carry out! ” Lovato wrote on Instagram. Clemons was additionally effusive: “To say that this can be a dream come true, can be an understatement!”
Timberlake stated he and Clemons would carry out their new music “Higher Days,” including: “This music was our means of doing what little we may to encourage everybody to remain hopeful.”
The particular shall be broadcast reside on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC starting at 8:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 20. It is going to even be streamed reside on YouTube, Fb, Twitter, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW, DirectTV and U-verse.
In line with producers, the present “will showcase the American individuals’s resilience, heroism, and unified dedication to coming collectively as a nation to heal and rebuild.”
The inauguration will look totally different from different presidential inaugurations due to final week’s riot on the U.S. Capitol. Safety shall be extraordinarily tight across the space.
The occasion was already going to be pared down due to COVID-19; Biden had requested supporters to say house and watch from afar. In step with crowd measurement restrictions to gradual the unfold of the virus, conventional actions just like the parade and the inaugural balls shall be digital.
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